(NEW YORK) -- Limited rail service resumes Tuesday afternoon between New York and Bridgeport, Conn., after two trains derailed last week.
Limited Amtrak and Metro-North commuter rail service resumes between New York and New Haven and full service is expected to resume Wednesday.
One of two tracks damaged when the trains sideswiped one another and derailed four days ago has been rebuilt and subjected to rigorous testing.
Passengers should still expect delays as trains will run slower on the new sections of the track.
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NEW YORK) -- A New York man was arrested Tuesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a loaded gun was found in his luggage.
It's the second time in four days a passenger at JFK has been spotted with a loaded gun in his carry-on.
The passenger was flying to Hawaii when his .22 caliber handgun was confiscated.
It followed a San Francisco-bound passenger on Saturday caught with a .40 caliber gun and two magazines each loaded with three rounds of ammunition.
Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage and only if they're properly declared.
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(MOORE, Okla.) -- First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., while the medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from 51 to 24, including nine children.
Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said Tuesday morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. The original death toll included 20 children.
Two elementary schools were in the path of Monday's tornado, which the National Weather Service gave a preliminary rating of at least EF-4, meaning churning wind speeds of up to 200 ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- A veteran New York City detective was arrested Tuesday for alleged computer hacking.
Detective Edwin Vargas, who has been with the New York Police Department for 20 years, is alleged to have improperly used a federal database to snoop on an ex-girlfriend and fellow police officers.
Prosecutors say he also hired computer hackers to find information about them.
Between March 2011 and October 2012 court records say Vargas paid a hacking service thousands of dollars to obtain usernames and passwords for dozens of personal accounts of current and former NYPD staff.
It all may have stemmed from a dispute ...Read more
(MOORE, Okla.) -- The students at Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Okla., were just preparing to go home for the day Monday when the tornado that killed at least 24 people in their town made what authorities call a “direct hit” on their school.
“We had already prepared our backpacks and they had their bear binders and homework folders in their backpacks,” first-grade teacher Sheri Bittle said Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “I had them take their backpacks and put them over their heads.”
In another first-grade classroom at the school, which had its roof ...Read more
(MOORE, Okla.) -- At least seven children killed in the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., were from Plaza Towers Elementary School, officials said.
The school was destroyed by Monday's tornado, which tore a 12-mile path of destruction that left at least 24 people dead.
The deadly twister touched down just as students were about to be released for their last week of school before summer vacation. Many of the students hunkered down in closets, classrooms and bathrooms, clinging to their classmates and teachers.
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan confirmed to ABC News affiliate KOCO-TV on ...Read more
(MIAMI) -- After a fierce battle near the Everglades, a Florida man bagged a record 18-foot, 8-inch python, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC).
Jason Leon, an amateur python collector, said he was driving in the northwestern part of Miami-Dade County -- where the invasive species are known to seek the warm asphalt of the Everglades’ levies at night -- when he came upon a three-foot section of snake. He began to tug, he told the FFWCC.
“Jason Leon’s nighttime sighting and capture of a Burmese python of more than 18 feet in length is a notable accomplishment that set a Florida ...Read more
(PHILADELPHIA) -- A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and invited by the vice president to attend a presidential address to Congress now faces 16 charges, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and making terroristic threats.
Bail for Richard DeCoatsworth, 27, has been set at $60 million after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women at gunpoint.
Authorities alleged DeCoatsworth, of Philadelphia, left a party with two women at approximately 2 a.m. Thursday and brought them to another location. He then, "produced a handgun and ...Read more
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- At least 7 of the 24 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were children, the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner said Tuesday morning, as searchers continued to pick through the rubble of schools, homes and businesses leveled by the storm.
Officials said they expect the total number of deaths to rise as first responders continue to look for survivors. Two elementary schools were in the path of the tornado, but the medical examiner did not specify what school the deceased students attended.
Desperate parents stood around what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School, ...Read more
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A large tornado touched down Monday south of Oklahoma City, causing widespread damage.
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(LOS ANGELES) -- Three men have been arrested and charged in a Los Angeles bank robbery in which the men allegedly strapped what they said were explosives to a bank manager's stomach and ordered her to rob her own bank.
One of the men was the bank manager's boyfriend, according to the federal indictment released on Monday.
The robbers made off with about $565,500 and police later determined that the device was a fake.
The three men -- Ray Vega, Richard Menchaca and Bryan Perez -- were charged with conspiracy to commit bank robbery, bank robbery and aiding and abetting.
Vega was the bank manager's boyfriend, ...Read more
(WASHINGTON) -- When you see African cheetahs, Chinese red pandas, Micronesian kingfishers and hooded cranes, you might think you’re in the wilds of Africa or Asia.
But in rural northern Virginia, little more than an hour from Washington, D.C., you can find all of those animals at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
It is home to some of the most endangered animals in the world, including clouded leopards, originally from Thailand.
The institute currently has two clouded leopard cubs, a male and a female, that are a little more than 100 days old.
The population of clouded leopards has ...Read more
(CHICAGO) -- United Airlines flight #1 from Houston to Chicago arrived in the Windy City on Monday with a new battery and an effort by Boeing to repair its image.
The Dreamliner became a nightmare 114 days ago, when the entire fleet was grounded after two separate incidents in which lithium-ion batteries failed in a smokey mess that left engineers puzzled.
Boeing re-built the battery, encased it in stainless steel, and got the Federal Aviation Administration to sign off on the fix for the 50 aircraft in operation.
On Monday, United Airlines, the only U.S. carrier with 787s, returned the Dreamliner to ...Read more
(BOSTON) -- Among the many unanswered questions about the two Tsarnaev brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombing is why, days after the attack, they were heading to the suburb of Watertown and its manicured lawns and tulips when police picked up their trail and began a chase.
Investigators want to know what drew the accused bombers to the cluster of side streets in the blue-collar suburb, far from any major thoroughfare, especially if the brothers were on the run after their images had been shown on television by the FBI and after they had allegedly murdered MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
"It's clear the ...Read more
(PHOENIX) -- The death penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial was cut short Monday after Arias' defense attorneys erupted in confrontational arguments with the judge and prosecutor and said they could not continue defending her.
The jury was expecting to hear character testimony from Arias' friends Monday as part the defense's bid to present mitigating factors to the jury and convince it to sentence her with leniency. But before that could happen, lead defense attorney Kirk Nurmi asked for a mistrial and for permission to withdraw from the case, citing prosecutorial misconduct.
Arias was convicted on May 8 of murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander. ...Read more